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Weapon Storage and Tracking: Keeping it Simple and Effective
Spotlight: Sgt. Alan Blaum of the National Institute of Health
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With the upcoming Halloween holiday right around the corner, everyone here at LEID Products can agree that the spookiest thing by far is an inefficient, unsafe, and tedious method for tracking and storing police department assets. We are using Issue 5 of The LEIDing Edge newsletter to share how the National Institute of Health (NIH) streamlined their process for securing the departments most valuable assets using the BACS Asset Management System.

Similarly, this month's spotlight is on Sgt. Alan Blaum of the NIH. Alan is the man who brought the LEID Products BACS Asset Management System to the NIH, and we're excited to shine the spotlight on him in this issue of The LEIDing Edge! As Alan explains, "the BACS System has replaced the old method of tracking down a supervisor with the self-service ability to access equipment, saving time and providing electronic tracking reports to account for equipment." 

We hope you enjoy this month's articles, and that you have a Happy Halloween!

Best regards,


Georgia H. Whalen
Director of Marketing
LEID Products, LLC
Direct: (978)697-2664

Weapon Storage and Tracking: Keeping it Simple and Effective

In 2007, Alan Blaum, Sergeant at the National Institute of Health (NIH), ran an online search to find help for a police headquarters remodeling project he was planning. His needs for the re-design project included re-designating the armory space. What he found was LEID Products, LLC and their BACS Asset Management System.


Prior to the remodel, the NIH kept weapons in a large secured closet, revolvers hung on pegs and long arms secured on racks with locked chains strung through trigger holes. Just like many of LEID's customers, the police department used a manual process for checking assets in and out. The process meant that officers were wasting a significant amount of time attempting to track down a supervisor in order to manually log items in and out. Alan describes the ripple effect that occurred with their old system, explaining "every time an officer unchained any of the long arms, the movement through the trigger holes to access one long arm would take its toll so far as marring up the trigger areas."


Spotlight on Sgt. Alan Blaum of the National Institute of Health

Born and raised in the Greater Boston Area, Alan Blaum has had a great career in law enforcement. He currently works at the National Institute of Health (NIH), where he has been since 1996 when he was transferred from the Air Force to work as a Patrol Officer. Over the years, Alan has held several different roles at NIH including Armorer, Explosive Detection Canine Handler, Firearms Instructor, and Sergeant.


Prior to NIH, Alan worked as a Patrol Officer in New Hampshire in the mid 1980's. By 1987, he moved to the Federal side of law enforcement as a Department of the Air Force Civilian Police Officer at Massachusetts Military Reservation on Cape Cod. He served as a Patrol Officer, Air Force CATAM Officer (Armorer\Firearms Instructor) and Patrol Sergeant. Alan earned his degree from Philadelphia College of Bible, which is now known as Cairn University.   


Click here to learn more about Sgt. Alan Blaum 


About LEID Products 

Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices (LEID), LLC is the leader in electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control. Originally founded to assist police departments in securing guns, weapons, radios, etc. through an electronic tracking and fingerprinting system, LEID products are also utilized to track books within a library system, medical supplies, laptops and even business documents to selected personnel. Their Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS™) streamlines operations and provides full accountability for critical business assets. For more information and demonstrations of our products, visit www.leidproducts.com.